Ask the Marshall
- Written by Marshall Trimble
- Published February 22, 2011
I know that Gatling guns were used during the Civil War and Spanish-American War, but were they ever used during the Indian Wars?
The forerunner to the machine gun, the Gatling gun fired 350 rounds a minute (if it didn’t jam) from a bank of 10 revolving barrels turned by a crank and fed from a hopper. Like the Hotchkiss “Mountain” gun, it could go anywhere a...
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